Sundew Terrarium Care
DO NOT remove the lid until you plan on taking the plant out, or the gel will become contaminated with mold. Set it on a surface avoiding sunlight or artificial light giving off heat. Placing the terrarium 12" away from a CFL or LED will help the claws grow bigger and the plant grow redder, but will cause interior condensation. You may opt to use weak, filtered sunlight but keep an eye on the plant and make sure it is not getting burned.
A darker area “tells” the plants to grow taller, and a brighter area “tells” the plants to become more red, broaden the leaves, and increase claw size. Play with these parameters to customize your growth! Enjoy your plant for months, without worrying about maintenance, bugs, or spills! That’s it!
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The sundew is extraordinarily easy to transplant. Much easier to transplant than the Venus Flytrap. To do so, take off the cork lid, remove the plant, and thoroughly rinse off all gel under running water. Do one final rinse with distilled water to remove any residual minerals from the tap water rinse. Plant in mixture of 50% sphagnum peat moss and 50% silica sand-no fertilizers added, or you can use any carnivorous soil mix bought online. When planting, make sure you get the roots deep into the soil, using a knife to guide the roots down. Water and mist the plant with distilled water and use a grow light for the next month. After a month the plant should be able to enjoy the sun and become more red!